Woodturning is a unique form of woodworking that uses a tool called a lathe. In all other forms of woodworking, the wood is still and it is the tool that is moving to create cuts. In woodturning, the wood is turning and the cutter is relatively stationary.
So what about woodturning?
Woodturning is a very dynamic form of woodworking that allows for an incredible variety of outcomes. There are two main types of woodturning: spindle and faceplate turning. The main differences between spindle woodturning and faceplate woodturning is in regards to the direction of the wood’s grain in relation to the axis of the lathe.